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Armed to the ‘Tooth.

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Armed to the 'Tooth. (Vintage Hammerhead, Vintage Snaggletooth)

Armed to the 'Tooth. (Vintage Hammerhead, Vintage Snaggletooth)

I’ll be damned. Two of my favorite vintage figures together in what may very well be one of my favorite shots. Barkeep, I’ll drink to that!

Now the red Snaggletooth has some special memories for me.

First, back in June of 1978, I recall that I found him for sale on the shelves of a ‘Drews’ five and dime store that I would have never expected to sell Star Wars action figures. That eureka moment of discovery is something that miraculously hangs on.

Second, fate saw fit to send me on my first trip to a 3-week summer camp the very next day after finding Snaggletooth. Toys were obviously not welcome at camp, so it was a really big deal that I was going to have to part ways with my new prize so quickly. As much as I had the time of my life at that first summer camp, I’m sure I thought every day about that little red snaggletooth waiting for me at home.

Have a story about your Snaggletooth action figure? Share it here in the comments.

Written by ratherchildish

September 7, 2010 at 8:33 AM

Hammerhead.

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Hammerhead.  (Vintage Hammerhead)

Hammerhead. (Vintage Hammerhead)

Most of the time with these pics I like finding the right selection of figures, typically in groups of 2 or 3. The interplay creates either agitation or harmony in the frame, and a new narrative starts to spill out. That’s exciting. And then other times its just one expressive character that refuses to share the light.

Written by ratherchildish

December 22, 2009 at 7:00 AM

Taking Interest.

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Taking Interest. (Vintage Luke Skywalker, POTF2 Sandtrooper, Vintage Hammerhead)

Taking Interest. (Vintage Luke Skywalker, POTF2 Sandtrooper, Vintage Hammerhead)


If you’ve been keeping score for a while, you’ll recognize that this comes just a moment or two before this.

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October 15, 2009 at 7:00 AM

Palace, Morning.

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Palace, Morning. (Hammerhead, 8D8, Lando Calrissian Skiff Guard Disguise)

Palace, Morning. (Hammerhead, 8D8, Lando Calrissian Skiff Guard Disguise)

Written by ratherchildish

May 14, 2009 at 8:49 AM

So Long, Bea Arthur

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So Long, Bea Arthur (Cantina Denizens: Greedo, Hammerhead, Snaggletooth, Walrus Man)

So Long, Bea Arthur (Cantina Denizens: Greedo, Hammerhead, Snaggletooth, Walrus Man)

ed: Actress Bea Arthur died on Saturday, April 25, at the age of 86. Better known for her work in well-loved television shows like Maude and Golden Girls, she is also remembered as the cantina bartender in the otherwise painful Star Wars Holiday Special. The special aired only once in November of 1978. Bea Arthur will be missed.

Written by ratherchildish

April 27, 2009 at 12:45 AM

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